By choosing different kinds of onions you can get a spring meadow that blooms from February to May.
The bulbs of Narcissus, Tulips and Crocus are usually planted between bushes or in existing beds. But it works just as well to put them on your lawn.
Choose a place where the lawn is not so dense, so the flowers sprout more easily. However, an older, firmer lawn will do surprisingly well. The location should ideally be half-shaded, but direct sunlight also works, although this results in a shortened flowering period.
Mark with a spade where you intend to dig. Make the “boxes” as wide as the spade blade. Then lift off each turf slab and put them in ordered rows (they will be replaced later!). Till the open earth and mix it smooth, making it lighter.
“Flowers generally bloom faster in bright sunshine”
Now we plant the bulbs. Sometimes you can find ready-made earth mixes specifically for flower beds, or otherwise you can mix the earth yourself. The final color scheme of the meadow will be of whites and light yellows. Larger bulbs need to be dug down, while smaller ones such as Crocus and Pearl Hyacinths can simply be laid on top of the soil.
Replace the turf slabs and step back and forth over the surface several times to firmly press them into the ground. It is important that the grassroots are in contact with the soil. Water if you notice any dryness. Then, simply wait for spring. Already in February-March, the first Snowdrops and Crocuses will be on their way up, and then the rest will follow suit well into May!
Tip! When the meadow has fully bloomed, let the grass grow up and the flowers wither undisturbed. A few weeks after midsummer most of the leaves will usually have yellowed and will be easy to pull up. Then you can start mowing the lawn!